We’ve been a champion for the environment for years.
Endurawood believes that sustainable forestry is the best way to meet
both our current and future building needs.
Our stringent sourcing policy helps preserve diverse forest ecosystems
through the purchasing of FSC© certified wood, reclaimed wood,
northwest regional woods, and rapidly renewable resources.
We were one of the first businesses in the country to adopt the
Forest Stewardship Council’s (FSC©)1 group chain-of-custody certification.
FSC© certified wood products must be harvested from forests
that meet strict standards of responsible forest management, ecological diversity, and socioeconomic responsibility.
For designers, contractors, and developers, these wood products
help buildings achieve credits for LEED certification2.
|MRc3 __ resource reuse __ 1-3 pt
Use salvaged, refurbished or reused materials, the sum of which constitutes at least 5% or 10% of the cost of construction materials
MRc6 __ rapidly renewable __ 1 pt
Use rapidly renewable construction and furniture for 5% of the total cost of all materials used in the project
|MRc5 __ regional materials __ 1-2 pt
Use a minimum of 20% of the combined value of construction and furniture materials that are manufactured / harvested regionally within a radius of 500 miles.
MRc7 __ certified wood __ 1 pt
When using new wood-based products and materials, use a minimum of 50% that are certified in accordance with the Forest Stewardship Council
1 Forest Stewardship Council, an international organization that sets standards for sustainable forestry practice, sanctions companies and non-profit agencies to do in-country certification of forestry practice and chain-of-custody processing, and marketing of these products
2 Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating criteria developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), that rates buildings according to their overall adoption of environmental responsive design, lower energy usage, and use of sustainable materials.